By - Jon Brown

Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) Fundamentals
May 15, 2019 | Mexico City, Mexico

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This course on HRSG Fundamentals is intended for those that want to know a little bit more about the HRSG and its use in combined cycle and cogeneration plants. Topics to be covered include types of HRSGs, heat exchangers, boiler circulation systems, components, heat management, controls, water chemistry, emission controls, associated equipment, and fabrication/construction. Key features include heat transfer, surface arrangements, design/operating considerations, and integration with combined cycles and cogeneration equipment. Steam conditions will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain heat transfer and flow within HRSG
  • Describe the function of the economizer, evaporator, superheater, reheater, and steam drum components
  • Discuss saturated and superheated steam fundamentals, temperature and superheater controls
  • Identify purpose of drains, vents, and safety valves
  • Outline HRSG controls and protective trips
  • Review HRGS construction



EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.8 CEUs for this event.


Instructional Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations and group discussion will be used in this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

What is an HRSG?

  • Recovers Heat Energy from Another Stream or Process
  • Waste Heat Boiler
  • Examples
  • Electric Generation vs. Cogeneration

Heat Exchangers

  • Basic Flows
  • Heat Transfer
  • Types of Heat Exchangers
  • Key Parameters

Types of HRSG’s

  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
  • Supports
  • Surface Arrangements
  • Access

Networking Break

Circulation Systems

  • Natural Circulation
  • Forced Circulation
  • Steam Drums
  • Headers
  • Saturated and Superheated Steam

HRSG Components

  • Economizer
  • Evaporator
  • Superheater
  • Reheater
  • Steam Drum
  • Headers
  • Entrance Duct
  • Walls
  • Linings
  • Support Steel

Heat Management

  • High, Intermediate, and Low Pressure
  • Gas Temperature Management
  • Integration with the Steam Cycle
  • Supplementary Firing
  • Heat and Mass Balances
  • Gas Path
  • Water Path
  • Cooling Tower

Group Luncheon

Integration with the Combined Cycle

  • Hot Gas Source
  • Steam Turbine
  • Condenser
  • Cooling Tower
  • Feedwater Train

Water Chemistry

  • Requirements
  • Water Treatment
  • Potential for Internal Corrosion

Emissions Control

  • Source of Emissions
  • SCR
  • CO Catalyst

Networking Break

Balance of Plant Equipment

  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Instrumentation
  • Compressed Air


  • Desuperheater
  • Drum Level
  • Water Chemistry
  • Start Up
  • Isolated Economizers
  • Feedwater Storage
  • Drain and Vent Systems
  • Blowdown

Fabrications and Construction

  • Materials
  • Modules
  • Harps
  • C-Sections
  • Supports
  • Design Considerations
  • Shipping
  • Tube Restraints
  • Casing Design

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. :: Review


Carl R. Bozzuto
Honorary Member, The Council of Industrial Boiler Owners

Carl Bozzuto has nearly 50 years of experience in combustion and boiler operations and research. He

began his career as a research engineer, senior project engineer, manager, and director for Combustion Engineering Inc. Carl was named vice president of process technology for the company, where he was responsible for the development and commercialization of new boiler and power plant technologies, including advanced cycles, ultra-supercritical boilers, alternative working fluids, fluid bed boilers, plant integration, and other plant component technology. Serving recently as vice president of technology for the Power Environment Sector at Alstom Power Inc., he was responsible for the development and implementation of new technology for boiler and environmental products on a worldwide basis.


Bozzuto holds 18 U.S. patents and membership in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Combustion Institute, the Source Evaluation Society, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He has authored more than 30 published technical papers and was editor-in-chief of the textbook Clean Combustion Technologies, published by Alstom Power in 2009. Bozzuto has earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in management from the Hartford Graduate Center (RPI).


Le Méridien Mexico City

Paseo de la Reforma 69, Tabacalera, 06030

Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Reserve your room:

please call +52 55 5061 3000

Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of May 12 – 16, 2019

Room rate through EUCI:

$155.00 USD single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to April 23, 2019.


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